Opening: Choose Your Response
This week was another opportunity to grow at Chardon High School. It is hard to believe that we are rounding third and heading home at the end of a quarter. We have accomplished many tasks since the start of school and we are just three weeks away from the end of the quarter.
We have experienced such a change in the weather since Fall entered! We went from 90 degrees to 50 degrees with torrential downpours over 5 days! I hope that this is not a preview of what's to come! As much as we wish we could push a remote control to change the weather, there is no such device. Our friends impacted by Hurricane Ian are certainly in our thoughts during this devastating change in the weather. There are times where we all wish we could control the weather. The one thing that we learn over time is to prepare for, and choose our response to the weather. Choosing our response to the events that we face in life is even more important that choosing our response to the weather.
Our choices are one thing that we can control. Our actions emulate our choices, and our character defines our lives. This mantra helps define our purpose. I am a big advocate of empowering students, and adults all of the time.
One of the biggest questions that our children asked at an early age was "why!?" Why does this happen, Why does this do that, or Why are we going here...to a simple-- why does why, why!
Asking probing questions enhances our curiosity throughout life. Many years ago, you chose Chardon as a place to live. You valued the beauty, community, safety, opportunity, and education. There are many other factors that played a role in your decision to choose Chardon Schools, and you entrust us in preparing your children for college, career, and life readiness.
We are at the dawn of the first finish line. Take the time to discuss where your son(s)/daughter(s) are during the first quarter, and the ways that we can continue to support their learning. Our teachers are committed to serve, assist, and guide your children in any way possible. Make sure to reach out to them if you ever need anything. The more they know--the better that they can respond.
Chardon High School Profile
Each year our district works on an addendum to the district report card. This profile tells the story of our school narrative that the report card doesn't go into. Check out some of the key details noted inside of this document.
College Success Award
We are proud to announce that Chardon High School has received GreatSchools.org’s 2022 College Success Award!
Chardon High School is one of 1,742 public high schools in 25 states to be honored with an annual College Success Award, which recognizes and celebrates high schools like ours that demonstrate excellence in ensuring students are prepared to succeed in college.
Now in its fifth year, the College Success Award is based on data that show how our school prepares students to succeed after high school, including whether they enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist into their second year.
We applaud the hard work of the entire Chardon community — including students, parents, teachers, and others that aspire to help our students succeed in college and beyond.
The Schedule for Next Week
Student Activities Resources
AP Test Information
AP Exam Information:
AP Exam Registration for students taking AP Courses will begin in October. These fees and deadlines are set by CollegeBoard. In order for an exam to be ordered for your child, the $97 AP Exam fee MUST be paid prior to the registration deadline. (Nov 11th) Your child will be notified when fees have been added to your Infinite Campus account. Information will also be sent out via email and the Week in Reflection to parents.
Any student that cancels or orders an exam after Nov. 15 will be charged a $40/exam fee.
AP Exam testing will occur during the first 2 weeks of May.
2023 AP Exam Fees and Fee Reduction
Any student that qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch will have their AP Exam fees waived. If you have not completed the FRL application to see if you qualify, please do so within your Infinite Campus account. https://www.chardonschools.org/FoodService.aspx
PSAT/Pre-ACT: October 12
On Wednesday, October 12th, all Sophomore and Junior students will be taking a practice version of a college entrance exam with the intent of giving your son or daughter the opportunity to experience a timed, national test. The results of these assessments will provide you with content-specific information on areas to improve prior to taking the actual test.
Testing will begin promptly at 7:35 AM (which results in no late-start on this morning for these students). Students need to plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early to locate their testing location and to be prepared to take the test.
All Juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT. This is a practice test for the SAT, an entrance exam that many colleges utilize to assess a potential student’s academic strengths and readiness for college. This test also has a scholarship component through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Juniors who score in the highest percentiles may be given the opportunity to advance in this scholarship program. The results from the test can be used to determine if students are currently on track for college-level coursework and offer an interest inventory that gives students some additional tools to use when determining a future career.
*11th grade students attending Auburn Career Center or who have in-person classes through CCP are excused from the exam and should plan on attending their career program.
All Sophomores will be taking the PreACT.
Another practice assessment, the PreACT simulates the ACT testing experience within a shorter test window on all four ACT test subjects: English, Math, Reading, and Science. This test, geared toward 10th-grade students, can be used to predict future success on the ACT and offers an interest inventory that also provides students with a personalized view of interests and college and career alignment.
Both tests give students the opportunity to opt into college and scholarship search programs by providing their address and email address during registration. Students should come prepared with an email address where they would like to receive notifications (if they would like to opt into this service), as well as #2 pencils and a calculator for test day. Any questions or concerns about the test can be directed to Timothy Hurlbut (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PSAT Practice Test
Preparing for the Pre-ACT
October 12: PSAT/Pre-ACT Schedule
Testing 7:20 AM-11:25 AM; Classes commence 12:05 PM-2:25 PM (adjusted schedule)
Thursday, October 13
Art Pieces of the Week
Topper Bistro Lunch Menu
8th Grade Dance! Lights Out Frights Out --October 29
We have amazing parents! Our 8th grade parents are very connected to their kids and are planning an extraordinary event for the 8th grade class! See below for details. If you are interested in helping out or have questions, please contact Amanda Jonovich (440) 382-7904 or Jessica Rivera at (440) 478-3988. The cutoff for donations is Oct 3rd if parents want to be entered into the basket drawing. However, donations are welcome beyond this date.
The goal is to have our 8th Grade Executive Student Council Officers aligned to assist and have fun with this great event.
8th Grade Flyer
Meal Benefits Applications 2022-23
Benefits for Each Approved Application:
- FREE Breakfast & Lunch for your Student EACH & EVERY 2022-23 School Day
- Academic Fees are WAIVED for Your Student for the 2022-23 School Year
- + Federal Funding to Chardon Schools to Support the Academic Needs of Low-Income Students (instructional supports & supplies)
- + Additional $$$ in Funding to Chardon Schools per Approved Student in the District
Deadline: October 3, 2022
LEAF (Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation)
Kirtland, Ohio-LEAF will be holding a FREE Virtual Information Sessions on a Google Meet:
October 3rd, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Understanding the various forms of college financial aid and the FAFSA and how LEAF can help you complete the FAFSA process.
College and Career Research Onsite Training Session
October 17th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Unsure of where to start when it comes to college and/or career research and planning? Learn about tools to help you determine what colleges and career paths might be best suited for you. This session will be in person only at Lakeland Community College. Space is limited, reservations are required.
Scholarships 101 Virtual Information Session
October 24th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Learn how to research scholarships at universities, national databases, and locally. Get helpful hints on the scholarship application process.
Sessions are FREE, registration is required at https://leaf-ohio.org/resource-center-sessions/, or call 440-525-7095 to reserve your spot.
LEAF is a non-profit organization that delivers career and college access advisory programs that connect individuals to their best-fit careers.
Friday Night Highlights
Friday Night Photos
CHS Principal Podcast: S4: E6- Boys and Girls Golf
CHS Principal Podcast: S4:E7- Girls Tennis (Seniors)
Hey Juniors and Seniors!
The cost of lunch for students is approximately $11 for the Eastway all-you-can-eat dining hall. Kent is a cash-free campus. Any student needing to pay with cash can speak with Mr. Hurlbut.
This trip is open to Juniors and Seniors and will be limited to the first 40 students that register. Students can pick up a registration form in Guidance with Mrs. Giddings. Any questions can be directed to Tim Hurlbut in guidance at email@example.com
The 2022 Northeast Ohio College and Career Fair will be held Tuesday, October 4, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Kent Campus of Kent State University in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MACC). Representatives from approximately 140 colleges and universities are expected to attend.
Resources and Links
- Mr. Murray’s YouTube Page
- Week in Reflection: This is the Weekly Publication for Parents/Students/Staff
- Chardon High School: Program of Study
- Chardon High School Bell Schedule; Google Document of our bell schedule
- Chardon High School Student Handbook
- Teacher Resources for CHS Students
- Chardon High School Google Calendar
- Chardon Athletics Sports Calendar
Douglas Murray, Principal